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Months my ear clicks when I swollow I think I have

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Months my ear clicks when I swollow
I think I have eustachian tubes mucus build up. I desperately need this drained out some how
Suffering so badly, mostly I feel very unbalanced tilting to left side every now and then
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

Dysfunction of the Eustachian tube can occur due to swelling of the mucosa in the nasopharynx or in the Eustachian tube, which in turn may occur because of

1) infection or

2) allergy.

This swelling can impede the Eustachian tube function. Following medications are used:

1) Decongestants; Sudafed (over the counter)

2) Antihistamines; Chlorpheniramine (Singlet) has the best result and available without prescription

3) Steroids; prescription drugs

4) Analgesics; Motrin, Advil, Aleve

Valsalva maneuver (positive pressure against a closed nasal airway) usually equilibrates pressure in the middle ear to the outside and can be helpful if done 5-7 times in a day.

All the above combinations may be able to give you certain relief.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 months ago.

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